Property and Taxes

  1. Change of Mailing or Property Address

    Mailing address changes should be made through the Hamilton County Transfer and Mapping Office, a department of the Auditor's Office. This change affects where your tax Statements are mailed, you need to contact other agencies for other needs.

  2. Pay Taxes Online

    Access amounts due, and pay your taxes online.

  3. Business Personal Property

    Learn about personal property tax guidelines and access important forms for filing taxes.

  4. Property Reports and Tax Payments

    This application allows you to view Property Ownership information, Transfer History, Assessed Values, Tax Statements, Tax Payments, and Tax Balance Due. You can also Pay Taxes Online.

  5. Property Tax Sale

    Get information related to Hamilton County Tax Sales.

  6. Tax Deductions & Credits

    Get helpful information on deductions and credits for your property taxes.

  7. Tax Payment Methods

    Learn about the different ways you can pay your taxes.

  8. Transfer and Mapping

    Manages property tax maps, ownership records, and deed transfers.

About Property Taxes

Property taxes represent a property owner's portion of the local government's spending in a given year. Property taxes in Indiana are paid in arrears, meaning the taxes paid in the current year represent the taxes owed for the previous year. Taxes in Indiana are due annually in 2 installments, due in May and November.

A property's assessed value is the basis for property taxes. Annually local assessing officials assess the value of real property on March 1 based on market value in use of the property. County officials add all of the assessed values of property in a county together and subtract the applicable deductions to determine the county's net assessed value.

The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance sets the total amount of money government units in a county can spend in a year based on projected revenues for the county. This total allowed expenditure is divided by the net assessed value to determine the tax rate. The tax rate is multiplied by the assessed value after all deductions are subtracted from each property. The county auditor then applies the state homestead credit and property tax replacement credit to arrive at the amount the property owner will pay in taxes to the county.